Pixies - Greens and Blues
4 March 2014, 14:19
Another track from the recent EP-2, with a video by the band's biographer Josh Frank.
The Greens and Blues video was written and directed by Josh Frank, who authored the book Fool The World, the Oral History of the Band Called Pixies, and In Heaven Everything is Fine...The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers.
Mel Rodriguez (Panic Room, Little Miss Sunshine, The New Normal) stars as the last remaining man on a lonely planet, left behind to wander the desolate landscape marking his time and documenting the history of a once great civilization on its corroding walls and on his decaying mind, waiting for "them" to return.
Inspired by the suggestion EP-2 producer Gil Norton gave the band when recording this new music - to think of themselves as a band that has been away from earth for 20 years and then returned - 'what would Pixies music sound like?' - Josh Frank explained: "I chose Greens and Blues specifically because it touched me and spoke to me, from the moment I first heard it. It had that power and emotion I remember from when I heard Bossanova for the first time in high school, that immediate connection, that very personal moment with a band you love where the song feels like it is speaking just to you. Greens and Blues also feels important, iconic, and timeless like all great Pixies songs."
About the song, Pixies Black Francis said, "We had done Gigantic as the closer of our live set for many years at our reunion shows and it worked really well. But I could see that we were going to grow weary of that and I felt we needed a 'better' Gigantic. Greens and Blues was my attempt to come up with another song that would - musically, emotionally and physiologically - sit in the same place that Gigantic has. Not as a replacement, but as a song that could fill the emotional niche that Gigantic occupied."